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French Lilac Syringa vulgaris ‘Paul Deschanel’
French Lilac Syringa vulgaris ‘Paul Deschanel’
French Lilac Syringa vulgaris ‘Paul Deschanel’
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French Lilac Syringa vulgaris ‘Paul Deschanel’

Fill your garden with the gorgeous fragrance of French Lilac
  • Fill your garden with strongly scented, traditional French Lilac flowers from late spring into early summer!
  • A real sun lover, lilacs can be grown in just about any soil or can be raised in large containers.
  • Magenta lavender buds open to reveal a mass of double tubular flowers that smell great
  • Perfect to attract wildlife into your garden.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 5L pot, dormant in winter so have no leaves then.

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Blessed with strongly scented flowers from late spring into early summer, French lilacs are desirable deciduous shrubs that really make their presence felt. 'Paul Deschanel' is a particularly popular variety and deservedly so with its unusual, double blooms in a particularly vivid magenta.

Appearing in great profusion at the end of branches clothed with heart shaped green leaves, the tiny, packed clusters of buds open to reveal a mass of double, brightly coloured tubular flowers that smell great and act as a magnet to wildlife.

A real sun lover, lilacs can be grown in just about any soil or can be raised in large containers if kept regularly pruned, which is not difficult as the blooms make superb cut flowers.

For a sensational floral display, year after year, deadhead when two new shoots appear beneath faded blooms and remove any wayward branches to keep a compact shape.

Supplied as a large, established plant in a 5L pot, Fl May-June. H2.4m x W2.4m (8ft approx)

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Supplied as a large, established plant in a 5L pot, Fl May-June. H2.4m x W2.4m (8ft approx)

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Information

Planting Advice for lilac:

  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting, and mix some well rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare Advice for Lilac:

  • Grow lilac plants in fertile, well drained soil in full sun.
  • Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season while young plants become established.
  • Lilac can be pruned in winter or spring by removing any damaged, diseased or misplaced stems before lightly shaping to retain the standard form and height. In mid-summer, faded flowers can be removed from the plants.
  • After pruning, apply a mulch of well-rotted manure or compost to the base of the lilac.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
240 cm
240 cm
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